Please forward this error screen to 158. In 1191, Mu’izz al-Din captured pratiyogita darpan in pdf fortress of Bhatinda in East Punjab, which was on the frontier of Prithiviraj Chauhan’s domains. The Ghurid army initiates battle by attacking with cavalry who launch arrows at the Rajput center.
The forces of Prithviraj counter-attack from three sides and dominate the battle, pressuring the Ghurid army into a withdrawal. Meanwhile, Mu’izz al-Din is wounded in personal combat with Prithviraj’s brother, Govind Tai. Prithviraj succeeded in stopping the Ghurid advance towards Hindustan in the first battle of Tarain. The last stan of Rajputs against Muhammadans. On his return to Ghazni, Mu’izz al-Din made preparations to avenge his defeat. When he reached Lahore, he sent his envoy to Prithviraj to demand his submission, but the Chauhan ruler refused to comply.
Prithviraj saw through Mu’izz al-Din’s stratagem and issued a fervent appeal to his fellow Rajput chiefs to come to his aid against the Muslim invader. Rajput army consisted of 3,000 elephants, 300,000 cavalry and infantry, most likely a gross exaggeration. Mu’izz al-Din brought 120,000 fully armored men to battle. The battle occurred in the same field as the first one. Instead the Ghurids army was formed into five units, and four units were sent to attack the Rajput flanks and rear.
The flanking attacks failed and the fighting continued. In hopes of causing a break in the Rajput lines, Mu’izz al-Din ordered his fifth unit to feign retreat. The Rajput’s charged the fleeing Ghurid unit, as the Ghurids expected. The Ghurids then sent a fresh cavalry unit of 12,000 and they managed to throw back the Rajput advance. The remaining Ghurid forces then attack and the Rajputs flee in panic. Prithviraj Chauhan abandons his elephant for a horse and tries to escape. But he is caught a few miles from the battlefield and promptly executed.